Chicago, IL Portrait Session :: Christine

I’m always a fan of new types of sessions. Something that changes up what I typically do, even if they might be similar to what I do on a daily basis. Christine contacted me about doing pictures downtown Chicago for her golden birthday, titled “This is 25.” I LOVED this idea. Often times we have pictures taken for the obvious …

Calm in the Midst of Chaos :: Firefly Grill, Effingham, IL

Last month, I was so fortunate to work with Firefly Grill in Effingham for Mother’s Day. It was a really cool thing they were offering moms. After a family dined and were walking out, they had the opportunity to have a family picture taken, which Firefly would provide them later on. The response to this was huge! Every mom was thrilled …

Seven Years! What?!

Has it really been seven years since our first wedding?! Where has time gone? I’m reminded today that today marks the 7th anniversary of our first wedding we photographed. It’s funny looking back, because even in 2009 I knew that blogging would be a big part of the business. I wanted a place that I could show off our pictures …

Red Riding Hood Inspired Session

I’ve been wanting to do some stylized shoots for some time now, and one area I really wanted to look into doing was a cosplay shoot, or even not full on costume but inspired-by. This is my first of a series I’m going to be doing. When brainstorming what to do, I knew I had a group of friends that …

Portraits: 2015 Year in Review

As we near the end of 2015, I spend this time to reflect on the past year; the highs and the lows. Looking at things that we did great and also areas where we can improve. Part of this reflection is looking at the pictures we captured and picking out our favorites. I decided to start off with portraits. Everything …

The Perfect Vacation: Part 2

Now we are getting to the bulk of the photography. This was the part of the trip that we spent the most time taking pictures while out hiking. I named this blog “The Perfect Vacation” because it really was. In a span of 7 days, we were in the city, mountains, rain forest, beach and ocean. With the exception of …

The Perfect Vacation: Part 1

For those who follow my blog may have noticed that it’s been kind of inactive for the past week. I do not do many blog posts in advance, it’s just not the way I operate, I like things to happen in real time on here, letting y’all know what’s going on as it happens. This past week Natasha and I decided …

Burry // Effingham County Fair Family Pictures

This past week, the Effingham County Fair took place, and as previously blogged about I was able to do Marlee’s retiring queen pictures at the fair and that gave me the idea that I would love to do a fair portrait session. I figured it’s been a while since I’ve done a family session for Kirstie and Brant and asked if …

Marlee // Retiring Jr. Miss Effingham County Pictures

This past winter, I worked with Marlee after it had snowed to shoot a ‘Frozen‘ inspired session as she was the Jr. Miss Effingham County. Now that summer is here, a new Jr. Miss has been crowned and we did some retiring pictures at the fair to commemorate her time as Jr. Miss. I love the fair. It’s kind of …

Dew Tour Chicago 2015

If you follow my blog or any social media sites much you’ll know that photographing action sports has been my dream since I was in high school. It’s the type of thing that drew me to photography when I was a kid. I won’t go into it again, but you can read about it here if you want. Last year I …